Trail Blazers Damian Lillard joins Portland protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered on Wednesday night in Portland, Oregon and remained peaceful. The Portland Police Bureau said the large crowd dispersed by 2 a.m. and there were no major issues. A small number of what police described as “agitators” stayed downtown setting small fires and vandalizing businesses. Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast to honor George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard joined protesters who filled downtown streets and bridges in Portland Thursday while smaller demonstrations happened throughout the state.